The Aztek comfortably seats five people, with two in the front and three in the back. Standard seating in the 2002 Pontiac Aztek includes two front bucket seats and a rear seat for three people. Optional features include two captain’s chairs instead of the rear bench. These seats can be folded down to create extra cargo space or even removed completely. With the rear seats removed the cargo capacity increases to a very respectable 93 cubic feet.
The exterior of the 2002 Pontiac Aztek looks like something that you either love or hate. No one confuses it with the other SUVs on the market, and it appeals to younger buyers as many people simply consider the styling to be too avant-garde or, even worse, ugly.
The 2002 Pontiac Aztek contains a 3.4-liter V-6 that produces 185 horsepower, which seems a little weak for a vehicle of this size. It offers a surprisingly nice drive and feels very solid on the road with responsive steering. Driving on the highway and maneuvering around the city prove equally satisfactory. Its performance seems just as good as other SUVs in this class.
Perhaps it was the odd styling. Or perhaps it was its unfortunate association with the off-putting Richard Hatch, who won one on the first season of Survivor. Whatever the reason, the Pontiac Aztek crossover wagon did not exactly heat up the market when it was introduced in 2001. The 2002 Aztek makes a few cosmetic changes to try and convince drivers to look beyond the surface.
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